As a leader in the denomination, we wanted you to be among the first to know that The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection will host the Young Preachers Festival June 27 – 28, 2018 at our Leawood, KS campus.
We share with you a great vision to raise up and equip the next generation of leaders for the United Methodist Church and want to partner with you in this endeavor. The Festival is designed to:
- foster a call to ministry
- provide networking and support to those discerning and pursuing a call to ministry
- provide practical tools and training in sermon preparation and presentation
- provide guidance to hone these skills through the opportunity to give a sermon and receive feedback
Featured Speakers for the Festival include several leading preachers from the denomination, including Kevin Murrial, Charley Reeb, Jerusha Neal, Sarah Heath, Scott Chrostek and Adam Hamilton.
Details for the Festival can be found at youngpreachersfestival.org.
As a unique opportunity for 2018, the Festival will be held concurrently with the South Central Jurisdiction Bishops’ Week, providing a great opportunity for participants to meet and interact with several active bishops. The Opening Session of the Festival will feature a greeting from the Bishops and a presentation on Excellence in Wesleyan Preaching. Opportunity to continue the conversation follows the Opening Session at a lunch with the Bishops, which is sure to enrich the Festival participants’ experience.
Three years ago, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry awarded Church of the Resurrection a Young Clergy Initiative grant which helps us keep the cost to a minimum. We are grateful to offer the Festival at a rate of just $79 (plus $20 to add a Preaching Feedback Session).
Would you join us and demonstrate your endorsement of this event by helping to get the word out about the Festival to your leaders 18-34:
- Spread the word about the Festival to your young leaders. You may find Resources for sharing information about the Festival here: Festival Resources
- Specifically invite five young leaders from your ministry, providing a stipend or scholarship for their travel and registration
- Like/Follow our ShareChurch Facebook page. Share posts about the event and promote on your various conference social media platforms
Details and registration may be found at www.youngpreachersfestival.org. Please let us know how we can support you in sharing this message. You may contact Kari Burgess at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 913-232-4139.
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